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The Better Angels (2014)

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The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

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A.J. Edwards

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A.J. Edwards
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Tom Lincoln
Diane Kruger ... Sarah Lincoln
Brit Marling ... Nancy Lincoln
Wes Bentley ... Mr. Crawford
Braydon Denney ... Abe
Cameron Williams Cameron Williams ... Dennis
McKenzie Blankenship McKenzie Blankenship ... Sally
Ryan McFall Ryan McFall ... Johnny
Madison Stiltner ... Matilda
Bruce Bayard Bruce Bayard ... Uncle Thomas
Veanne Cox ... Aunt Elizabeth
Robert Vincent Smith ... Reverend Elkins
Adam Marton Teters Adam Marton Teters ... Ben (as Adam Tetters)
Ida Joy Ida Joy ... Young School Girl
Riley Brutvan Riley Brutvan ... William
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Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln's world. Spanning three years of the future president's childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. Written by Amplify Releasing

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief smoking
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Blade Rising See more »

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Brothers K Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.40:1
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Directorial debut of Terrence Malick's frequent collaborator, A.J. Edwards. See more »

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Poignant
5 May 2015 | by IkepickerelSee all my reviews

.....is the word that came to mind numerous times throughout the film, and captain Castile reviewed it best. I would add that although I thought I had a grasp of pioneer living, I now know I didn't have a clue! I kept relating all the hardships shown in that era juxtaposed to how pampered we live today, and yet have the gall to complain about someone taking our parking spot! We owe it to ourselves to watch this wonderful snapshot, if not for the Lincoln history, then for the lesson learned/relearned of how wonderfully blessed we are to live in this time of aplenty, and maybe stand up for right and wrong, and try to maintain a grip on the America we grew up with!


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